The hero’s submerging under as well as emerging out of water is a familiar phenomena in motion picture. Representative water scenes are frequently used as an instrument of dramatic visualization by filmmakers. Concerning cinematic interaction with water, immersion—in an aesthetic, but also pragmatic way—initiates flashbacks, provides a look into the inner subject just as imagination and dreams or opens the gates to dimensions beyond immanent motion picture’s reality. Based on examples of art history and selected film sequences, this liberal arts orientated master thesis combines appropriate and classic theories. The text faces significant connections between staged water immersion/emersion in film and real life water experiences.
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